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The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Film #30 of "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #16: A cyberpunk film!
Let's get this straight...this film pulls off many incredible feats.
1) Adapts an iconic cartoon TV show into an incredible work of art.
2) Completely nails the look and feel and even the quiet brooding mood of the original material. The worldbuilding captured here is remarkable.
3) If you haven't watched the original series, the storyline renders an adaptation impossible. It is virtually unfilmable as a feature film. Not anymore.
4) Darn near perfect casting across the board anchored by a perfect characterization of Aeon herself by Charlize Theron. How come no one talks about this film when talking about her career?
5) The storyline…
Taking place in a future where a walled city contains the remnants of humanity, Karyn Kusama's "Aeon Flux" is a bland science fiction epic. Lacking the personality and punch necessary to engage, the film sports a compelling heroine played by Charlize Theron but does not do anything interesting with her. Laborious at times, the anime-inspired film rates as watchable though it generates very little that would rate as memorable.
The narrative is built around a future society where a rebellion quietly bubbles up against the ruling class. Theron's Aeon Flux is the chosen one whose skills and talents will spearhead the tide against those in power. It is a future-world hero quest, and, though it refreshingly features a woman hero,…
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
Nothing ground breaking but I can't say I had a bad time watching it. I think that is mostly due to Charlize Theron carrying the movie and the fun style. I'd put it in the same category as the Underworld and Resident Evil movies, strong female leads that are fun to watch but with scripts written by hacks.
Does a great job of replicating the pervy bio-organic weirdness of the cartoon, with vaguely vaginal poison dart-shooting security fruit, spies passing sensitive stolen technologies with their tongues, or Sophie Okonedo's hand-feet. But it was probably a mistake to try to manufacture a decipherable plot out of what was always an intentionally narratively baffling feat of imaginative futurist design and impossible animated acrobatics. There's just too much talking and explaining, and what should be carried off with alluring silence instead seems like intentional camp. That's not necessarily bad, but unfortunately Kusama's action has been sliced to ribbons for a PG-13, and in the occasional instance when it's not, you get bland stuff like Charlize spinning in place with a machine gun, and so most of what was lithe and visceral in the source material ends up a generic blur here.
One of the weirdest movies I've ever seen. No idea what to think of it at all, I kind of loved it and hated it at the same time. It looks amazing yet terrible at the same time. The action is awesome yet crappy. The plot makes so much sense yet it doesn't.
I feel that this'll be a future cult-classic for sure. Just give it ten or so more years.
I sure do love Karyn Kusama, though.
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Not a masterpiece but definitely not deserving of its terrible reputation. There is a lot of "weird for weird's sake" going on here, but it's hard to get too mad about it since the movie clocks in at a svelte 90 minutes and therefore doesn't have time for a lot of boring exposition. The world-building is handled just the right way, by dropping you right into the action and giving you just enough explanation to get your bearings. Also, Charlize Theron and Yorgi from xXx have a ton of chemistry and do not spend nearly enough time making out. MORE MAKING OUT PLZ.
believe it or not, the worst part of this film is jonny lee miller's american accent
One star for Charlize Theron.
Film 17: Æon Flux
Æon Flux is a bad movie. Do not watch it. End of review.
I never watched the cartoon so maybe this is why I enjoyed this quite a bit.
Either that or I know nothing about movies. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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